World hospice and palliative care news roundup – 21 August 2015

Categories: In The Media.

Dementia levels ‘are stabilising’

UK – BBC News

The number of people living with dementia is levelling-off in parts of western Europe, a report says.

Niagara Hospice calls for a change in ‘thinking’

US – Lockport Union-Sun & Journal

Niagara Hospice will kick off its 2015-2016 Speakers Bureau season with a call to service groups, community organizations and faith groups to stop thinking of hospice care as “the end” and start thinking of it as a beginning.

Strengthening and integrating palliative care in Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda and Zambia

UK/Africa – Marie Curie blog

Dr Liz Grant, Assistant Principal and Director of the Global Health Academy at the University of Edinburgh, discusses some of the outcomes of a three- year project she has been leading to strengthen palliative care integration in Africa.

Wondering if I hastened a patient’s death

US – New York Times

Mikkael A. Sekeres wonders whether his actions amounted to hastening a leukemia patient’s death.

Study reveals wide variations in access to specialist palliative care services

ehospice Ireland

Wide variations in the availability of specialist palliative care services across three Irish regions have been revealed in a report compiled by researchers at Trinity College and ESRI Ireland.

National first for Newcastle Aboriginal Health Practitioner

ehospice Australia

Newcastle-based Kathryn Bensley is in a unique position. Employed at the city’s Calvary Mater Hospital as a Senior Aboriginal Health Education Officer in Palliative Care, she is a recent graduate from the Aboriginal Health College in Sydney, where she completed the Certificate IV in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care (practice).

In praise of middle managers at Earl Mountbatten Hospice Isle of Wight

ehospice UK

Earl Mountbatten Hospice recently ran a leadership development programme for mid-level managers, in recognition of the importance of good leadership at all levels of the organisation if the hospice is to meet growing local demands. Liz Arnold, Director of Patient Services, tells us more about the training programme.

October 1 deadline for ICD-10 nears

ehospice USA

October 1 2015 is the deadline for transitioning to ICD-10 coding and CMS is offering a national provider call on August 27 to offer guidance to the provider community.